Thanks To

Special thanks need to go out to many people who have assisted in the creation of Eradain:

Drake a.k.a. Dyscord, who learned HTML and began the first of our game oriented web sites for the Dark Castle MUD clan the Smoke Jaguars.

Tony a.k.a. Berek, the ranger/magic-user from hell and nightmare of all DM’s. Berek has the ability not only to out think the opponents DM has created but often the DM as well *grin* I have spent many long hours gaming with Berek and look forward to having my lovingly crafted villains fall beneath his sword and spells in Neverwinter Nights. I do not remember Berek ever being defeated….but beware….the vision you saw at the Well of Dreams may yet come to pass….

Ron a.k.a. The DM, an amazing storyteller is about all I can say. What I have for detail (the nuts and bolts of it) he has for plot line and story. With catch-phrase of “wing it” he crafted many a night of fun for my first long term D&D campaign and has set a standard I still try to follow.

Allen a.k.a. Garth, my brother, who suffered through my first attempts at being a DM. We learned and grew a lot while trying out this new thing called a role playing game. I think that it helped make a bond between us that makes us good friends as well as family. I’m glad for the online games that allow us to spend so much time doing things together even though we are many miles apart…

Carrie, a.k.a. Noctem, my wife, who puts up with my obsessive hobbies and acts as sounding board for many of my ideas. I travel through a world of adventure in my mind and she brings to me of all the real life adventures I might otherwise miss…I look forward to adventuring with her, real or imaginary til the end of days…

Inspirational Authors

An incomplete list of authors who have inspired me, and have helped to make the world of Eradain come alive. If you are interested in reading fiction (primarily fantasy), I highly recommend any one of these authors….

Lackey, Mercedes -Heralds of Valdemar Series

Tolkien, J.R.R -Middle Earth Books

Cook, Glen -The Black Company

Mckiernan, Dennis L. -The Mithgar Series

Weber, David – Honor Harrington Series

Roberson, Jennifer – Cheysuli Series

King, Stephen – The Dark Tower Series

C.S Forester – Hornblower Saga

H. P. Lovecraft

Hambly, Barbara – Sun Wolf and Starhawk (and many others)

Lackey, Mercedes – Heralds of Valdemar Series

Weeks, Brent – Night Angel Series

McCullough, Kelly – Fallen Blade Series

Gwynne, John – The Faithful and the Fallen Series

Campbell, Jack – The Lost Fleet (and others)

Kurtz, Katherine – Deryni Series

Modesitt, L.E. Jr. – Recluse and Imager Series

Brust, Steven

Cornwell, Bernard – Sharpe Series, Saxon Tales Series

Jordan, Robert – The Wheel of Time

Ballantine, Philippa – The Oder Series

Bishop, Anne – Black Jewels Series

Briggs, Patricia – Sianim Series

Feist, Raymond E. – Midkemia Series

Kemp, Paul S. – Egil & Nix

Lawrence, Mark – The Broken Empire Series

Leiber, Fritz – Lankhmar Series

Martin, George R. R. – A Song of Ice and Fire

Salvatore, R. A. – Drizzt books and many others

Smylie, Mark – The Barrow

Moorcock, Michael – Elric Saga and more

Howard, Robert E. – Conan and others

Wagner, Karl Edward – Books of Kane and others

Stover, Matthew – Heroes Die